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‘Tatura Milk’ 2019 Football Academy Squad Released

AFL Goulburn Murray is delighted to announce the players selected for the fourth year of the Tatura Milk AFL Goulburn Murray Youth Development Academy.

With training bases at Shepparton, Rochester and Echuca, the Academy continues to evolve to provide point of difference training to the elite juniors in the region.

AFL Goulburn Murray Football Development Manager, Trevor Mellington is excited by the talent which will be on display in this year’s program.

“The 2019 Academy coaches have combined to spend countless hours scouring the entire Goulburn Murray region identifying the best talent to be invited to this year’s program.”

“Performances at all of club, inter league, finals, lightning premierships and other representative competitions were considered to finalise the eventual Academy list.”

“We all recognise that selection processes are never an exact science.  However, our coaches have done an outstanding job at trying to sift through all of the available data and observations to put together lists which they believe best reflect the depth and breadth of talent across the whole of the Goulburn Murray.”

The Academy welcomes two new coaches in 2019. Simon Grumley replaces the retiring Damien Saxon at the Under 13 level, whilst a shuffle of positions has resulted in Paul McInneny joining the Under 14 staff, effectively replacing Daryl Chalcraft.

“AFL Goulburn Murray acknowledges the outstanding contribution of both Daryl and Damien and we wish both of them all the best in their future coaching endeavours.”

“The 2018 program will commence the week of 11th February with the parent induction program and some testing procedures facilitated by the Murray Bushrangers and Bendigo Pioneers TAC Cup High Performance staff.”

Event Details:

Date: Monday 11th February

Event: 2019 Tatura Milk Youth Development Academy Parent Induction & Testing

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: St Brendan’s PS, Shepparton

Date: Tuesday 12th February

Event: 2019 Tatura Milk Youth Development Academy Parent Induction & Testing

Time: 4.30pm

Venue: Echuca College, College Drive, Echuca

Full Squad list can be viewed here 2019 Tatura Milk Football Academy List

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